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Iced-Spiced Ginger Bars

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"I got this from a friend's mom, and they are great!"
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Ingredients

servings 328 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a 15 x 10 or 13 x 9 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, white sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, coffee, 1 cup butter or margarine, molasses, and eggs. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool.
  4. To Make Frosting: In a small saucepan over low heat, cook 1/3 cup butter or margarine until light golden brown, stirring constantly. Add confectioner's sugar, vanilla and water. Blend until smooth (may need to add more water). Spread over cooled bars.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 328 calories; 14.4 g fat; 48.7 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g protein; 57 mg cholesterol; 195 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My hubby had a craving for a Spanish Bar Cake, so I thought that I would surprise him and make one. This sounded like it could taste close to the ones in the grocery store....and BOY does it! I ...

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These are more cake-like than bars, but taste great. The frosting is super yummy, but I let it sit about two minutes and it hardened up pretty quickly...never even felt it needed extra water as...

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My hubby had a craving for a Spanish Bar Cake, so I thought that I would surprise him and make one. This sounded like it could taste close to the ones in the grocery store....and BOY does it! I ...

These are excellent. I baked these in a jelly roll pan. The frosting does need more water. It started to firm up before I could spread it over the entire cake. This is a keeper.

Soooooooo good! I doubled the spices (which I always seem to do) and the turned out fantastic. Everybody loved them. Thank you for a delicious recipe!

Warning: I'm reviewing after messing with the recipe! Instead of adding the butter cold and beating everything for 2 minutes, I melted the butter and stirred until combined. These were dense...

While these were very tasty and very moist, they were not "bar cookies" but rather a cake. So while I wasn't disapointed with the taste of them, I was disapointed that they were not cookies sinc...

This is a wonderful recipe! Always the first dessert to go; especially good fall and winter dessert.

These are more cake-like than bars, but taste great. The frosting is super yummy, but I let it sit about two minutes and it hardened up pretty quickly...never even felt it needed extra water as...

These are awesome...I like to add a little orange/lemon rind...or sub juice for liquid to the frosting SO GOOD...and simple!

This recipe was easy, and very delicious. Reminded me of ginger bread cookies. It is more of a snacking cake than a bar. It freezes very well (icing and all!)